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Carson City meth bust nets 30 grams; surveillance equipment and vehicle seized

Carson City authorities made a significant methamphetamine bust over the weekend, netting at least 30 grams of the drug, seizing a vehicle and finding police scanners and night vision cameras used as surveillance.

Deputies arrested the 52-year-old suspect, a Carson City carpenter, on numerous felony drug charges including drug trafficking.

Carson City man arrested for sexual assault against 15-year-old girl

Carson City Sheriff deputies Sunday night arrested Luis Mayoral-Ortiz, 27, in the 3200 block of Market Street for sexual assault involving a 15-year-old girl.

According to the police report, the victim reported being at a residence in the 400 block of Hot Springs Road, and that the suspect had given her shots of Jack Daniels. She said she became sick and passed out, and when she woke up, the suspect was having sex with her.

Crime Log: Carson City police arrest teacher for statutory sexual seduction

Carson City Sheriff's deputies arrested the following individuals through Wednesday morning:

  • Sean Alan Holloman, 28, a music teacher from Reno, at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Hollowman was arrested for felony allegations of statutory sexual seduction and sexual acts in public, as well as misdemeanor allegations of contributing to the deliquency of a minor. Hollowman was found by officers, publicly having what appeared to be sexual intercourse with a female, who claimed to be 16 but was later found to be 15, near Second Street. Bail is set at $23,000.

Abalone poacher busted three times in three weeks

By the California Department of Fish and Game
A San Francisco man was recently caught poaching abalone during the closed season – for the third time in three weeks.

The last arrest came on Feb. 19, 2011, when game wardens from the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) arrested Qiong Wang, 31, for felony conspiracy and take of abalone for commercial purposes, among other charges.

Wardens also arrested Wang’s companion, Michael Trevors, 28, of San Francisco, on similar charges.

Carson City deputies make 23 arrests over holiday weekend

The Carson City Sheriff's Office reports 23 arrests over the holiday weekend period from Friday to Sunday, with a handful being for DUI and drug-related offenses.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong says the events this weekend at Mills Park generated a huge turnout, especially among families and by and large there were no major fights or crime-related incidents at the park.

Rape Victim to Testify on Campus Carry Law

LAS VEGAS – The ability to carry a firearm on Nevada’s college campuses could have prevented her brutal rape, says a victim who will testify before the Senate Government Affairs Committee tomorrow in Carson City.

Crime Log: Carson City woman turns self in over stolen property warrant

Carson City Sheriff's deputies arrested Carrie Lynn Knack, 32, an office assistant from Carson City, at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night at the Carson City Jail. Knack turned herself in on a felony warrant of Possession of Stolen Property, Grand Larceny, and Commercial Burglary issued in her name.

Bail is set at $25,000.

9/11 Tribute to Our Hometown Heroes

Event Date: 
September 11, 2012 (All day)

These men and woman put on the uniform every day without fanfare, without asking for it, or expecting it. They do it with great pride in knowing that today is another day to protect and serve the public. They protect the very freedoms we have the privilege to enjoy. Most put that with the military but the freedom fight is also right here on our own home soil.

Reno shooting suspect arrested in Carson City

The shooter involved in the East Patriot Boulevard fight Tuesday has been apprehended by Carson City sheriff deputies in north Carson city, Reno Police Lt. Mark Katre said.

NHP works to improve men's health with mustache campaign

This year, the Nevada Highway Patrol is partnering with other local groups to help raise funds for cancer research, Trooper Matthew Kaplan reports.

By participating in a charity called Movember (Moustache + November), troopers will be sporting mustaches for the month of November to help raise awareness for men's health issues. The mustaches will act as a "ribbon" to help generate conversation, and ultimately, encourage people to donate to the cause.

Laundromat intruder not intruding

Carson City deputies responding to a report of an intrusion alarm at a laundromat Thursday morning discovered someone hadn't broken in, they were trying to get out. According to the police report, ...

Carson City dispatch: Woman and two children in Amber Alert found in Vacaville, Calif.

The woman and two children being searched for this morning have been found safe in Vacaville, Calif., according to dispatch. The woman, Kimberly Brune, and her two sons were found by police in the Northern California city.
An Amber Alert was issued this morning after Brune allegedly took both of her children, ages 5 and 7, from their Carson City home early this morning. The children were under the legal custody of their father.

Massacre sends shock waves through Carson City

AP Photo/ The Reno Gazette Journal, David B. Parker Police investigate the outside the scene of the shooting at an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nev., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. Sandra Chereb, Associated Press 8:58.58 — First sheriff's units dispatched ...

Cops and Kids Sheriff's Open House/Public Fair

Carson City Sheriff’s Office will host the 7th Annual Cops and Kids Sheriff’s Open House safety, crime and substance abuse awareness fair on Saturday, May 22, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, 911 E. Musser Street, Carson City.
This year's special guest will be Miss Nevada USA 2010 Julianna Erdesz.

Carson City man faces felony charge after throwing, strangling woman

A 35 year-old Carson City man was arrested and faces a felony charge of domestic battery after he allegedly took the mother of his children, threw her to ground, and strangled her.

The incident happened at around 3 this morning in the 2500 block of Lorraine Street after dispatch received an emergency 911 call and then a hang up. An officer was dispatched and met with the couple and one their sons. The woman explained the couple had a fight about the children and the couple's relationship with them, according to the arrest report.

No injuries after car jumps curb, bounces into Carson City IHOP

A female driver and passenger were unhurt when their grey Infinity jumped a curb and hit the side of IHOP on South Carson Street at about 4:30 this afternoon.
The car suffered some damage but there was no real structural damage to the building, according to those on scene.
Carson City Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Cullen said the driver and passenger were unhurt.
Witnesses Savannah Graeber and Shelby Brown said they heard a loud squeak sound as the car bounced up on the curb, hitting the building.

Carson City man turns himself in after allegedly threatening elderly man with bat, stealing motorcycle

A Carson City man wanted since August by authorities for allegedly wielding a baseball bat and using it to threaten an elderly man after breaking into his home and then stealing a motorcycle, turned himself into police.
Ralph Allen Keith Jr., 24, of Carson City faces four felony charges including robbery against a person 60 years of age or older, home invasion, extortion and grand larceny of a motor vehicle. A warrant for his arrest was issued Sept. 15 for the Aug. 29 crime, by the Justice Court of Carson Township.

Carson City home destroyed; arson suspected as authorities search for homeowner

Carson City authorities remain on the scene of a fire which destroyed a home early this morning near the intersection of Garnet Way and Ruby Lane. According to Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong, a search both on and off the property is being conducted for the homeowner.
It is not known where owner Robert McCleary is at, but given the suspicious nature of the fire and the possibility that it was intentionally set, the homeowner is a person of interest, Furlong said.
"We are still sifting through the debris," he said.

No turning back: Police drive home point as state cellphone law nears

The law banning use of cellphones or texting takes effect in two stages. Law enforcement was allowed to stop and warn people beginning in October. But the rules change in just two weeks — Jan. 1 — when NHP and other law enforcement agencies will begin ticketing people who use cellphones while driving. ...

Carson City deputies arrest alleged motorcycle club members on trespass, obstruction charges

Two men affiliated with a motorcycle club were arrested Wednesday on misdemeanor charges of trespassing and obstructing officers at a restaurant in the 300 block of South Carson Street.

According to the arrest report deputies with the Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team were dispatched at 7:39 p.m. in reference to motorcycle club members entering the restaurant and open carrying a firearm. The club is a documented, criminal outlaw motorcycle group, the arrest report states.

Carson City Sheriff's Report: 70-year-old woman arrested on felony theft warrant

A Carson City woman, who was having a fight with her neighbor regarding a television, was arrested on an outstanding felony theft warrant from Douglas County.

Carson City Sheriff's Office picked to host state DARE conference

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will host the Nevada State DARE Officer Conference June 8-9. It is the second time Carson City has been selected to host the annual event, which brings DARE officers together from around the state to discuss programs, curriculum and prevention issues.
There will be around 35 officers who will attend the Carson City event.

Police: Alleged bank cheats identified in video

An anonymous tipster identified two women whose pictures ran in the Nevada Appeal after they were captured on video allegedly defrauding a bank.

Carson City man jailed for allegedly forging prescription from doctor

A 41-year-old Carson City man was arrested Thursday, 4:32 p.m. in the 500 block of East William Street on felony suspicion of forgery, a Carson City sheriff's deputy said.

Robert Wayne Smith was jailed on $5,000 bail. Officers spoke with the pharmacist who received a call from a local doctor who asked the pharmacist not to fill any new prescriptions for the man as they were all forged, the arrest report states.

Carson City IHOP shooting: Gunman named, four confirmed dead, eight wounded

5:30 p.m. Update: Press conference concludes with a few more details. Officials state that shooter Eduardo Sencion had two other weapons at his vehicle, another rifle and a handgun. Neither were used in the incident. The FBI stated that there doesn't appear to be any connection to terrorism.

Sencion was born in Mexico, and had a U.S. passport.

Three victims were killed inside the restaurant, two male National Guard members, and a civilian woman. Two female and one male National Guard members were wounded. Ten of the victims were shot inside the restaurant, while one woman standing outside next to a motorcycle was shot and wounded.

Sheriff Kenny Furlong said they are still working to determine the shooter's motive, saying it is too early to tell if the National Guard members were intentionally targeted.

More stories:

Details on the shooting incident.

South Tahoe Police aware of shooter's mental health issues.


3:30 p.m. Update: Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong released the name of the person suspected of shooting 11 people at the IHOP restaurant on South Carson Street this morning.

The person's name is Eduardo Sencion, 32, of Carson City. He allegedly shot himself after shooting 11 people, and died about two hours later.

Furlong said he works at his family's business in South Lake Tahoe, and that he might have had some "mental issues."

Three of the 11 victims have died, including two uniformed National Guard members. Three of the wounded were also National Guardsmen.

The other victim who died was a civilian female, according to Furlong.

The investigation into why Sencion carried out the shooting is still underway.

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Fiery Nevada Secretary Of State Debate Focuses On Past Allegations

By Sean Whaley / Nevada News Bureau
A debate Wednesday between Democrat Secretary of State Ross Miller and his Republican opponent Rob Lauer spent most of the time on past controversies, including Lauer’s alleged assault of a woman in a bar and Miller’s track record of prosecution as a Clark County deputy district attorney.

Sheriff Furlong files for re-election: Community engagement cornerstone of continuous progress

On Monday morning, Sheriff Kenny Furlong walked across the court house parking lot and filed for re-election of the position he’s held for the last 11 years. Kenny and Undersheriff Steve Albertsen expressed their enthusiasm, not only for the community wide accomplishments that have been witnessed, but also for the positive direction that Carson City appears to be headed.

Driver injured after pulling in front of truck

Driver injured after pulling in front of truckNevada Appeal Staff Report

Carson man arrested for 911 abuse

A man who called 911 three times Monday was arrested after allegedly jumping from a second-story motel window and charging at police.

Mayhem and death at the LV Federal Courthouse

Las Vegas Police say a man with a shotgun burst into the ground floor lobby area of the downtown Las Vegas Federal Courthouse this morning shortly after it opened its doors for business, and began pum

Reno residents and service providers sound off at Reno Town Hall Meeting over state budget crisis

By Phillip Moyer | Nevada News Bureau

Police: Mayweather uncle arrested in Vegas scuffle

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s uncle and trainer, Roger Mayweather, was arrested at a Las Vegas apartment in an attack on a female boxer he once trained, authorities said Tuesday.

Moapa Valley gives up plans to become a city

By Cy Ryan CARSON CITY – The small eastern Clark County community of Moapa Valley has abandoned plans to become a city after learning it would mean significant increases in taxes and fees. Clark County now provides services such as police and ...

Carson City man faces felony credit card fraud charge

A Carson City man turned himself into Carson City Sheriff's Office authorities on Monday for a felony warrant of fraudulent use of a credit card.
Jeffrey Aguisanda, 30, had a warrant for his arrest out of Carson City Justice Court issued on August 9. Bail; $3,000.

In other arrests, Angela Rebecca Bowman of Mound House was booked into Carson City Jail on Monday. She faces two felonies charges that were under warrants: Failure to appear in court and violation of probation.

New Highway Patrol, Capitol Police Appointments Made By Department Of Public Safety

CARSON CITY – Two top state law enforcement positions have been filled by the Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS).

Troy Abney was named as chief of the Nevada Highway Patrol after a national search. Abney has 28 years of law enforcement experience, including serving as the assistant chief of the California Highway Patrol where he led 786 sworn and non-sworn members.

Carson City authorities make a number of assault, domestic violence arrests

A Carson City man faces a gross misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment and a misdemeanor domestic battery charge after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and threatening her family. According to the arrest report the mother of the woman who was beaten called authorities saying that her daughter had been assaulted.

Crime Log: Carson City man arrested on Oakland murder warrant

Carson City sheriff's deputies arrested Donald Tremayne Britton, 38, a Carson City man, at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Britton was arrested on a fugitive from justice (murder) warrant in his name and extradited to Oakland by the Oakland Police Department Thursday. There is no bail.

Officers have also arrested the following individuals based on misdemeanor allegations:

  • A 28-year-old Carson City woman for a contempt of court warrant in her name.
  • A 51-year-old Carson City woman for a petit larceny warrant in her name.

Nevada Ranks 6th In Economic And Personal Freedoms In New Mercatus Study

CARSON CITY – Nevada ranks 6th among the states in a new index generated by the Mercatus Center called “Freedom in the 50 States, An Index of Personal and Economic Freedom.”

Carson City woman stabbed in arm, suspect remains at large

UPDATE 6:15PM: Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong provided more details into Thursday afternoon's stabbing. The woman who was assaulted and found near Fall and Corbett streets suffered a deep cut to the arm. Her injuries are non-life threatening. The victim reported that she knows the suspect and told investigators he was an ex-boyfriend, said Sheriff Furlong.
The man is described as Hispanic, with a long dark ponytail, 5 foot 8 inches tall, and a build of about 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and black or dark pants.

Nev. IHOP shooter feared demons were after him

AP New information from police says a northern Nevada gunman feared demons were after him in the months before his deadly rampage at a Carson City IHOP restaurant. The Nevada Appeal reports ( http://bit.ly/tH2qcp) that 32-year-old Eduardo Sencion had ...

Sparks Police End Probe of Schoolyard Shooting

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Nearly seven months after a deadly schoolyard shooting in Nevada, police have completed their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the seventh-grader who killed a teacher and wounded two classmates before taking his own life.

Nevada Assembly panel advances 'Brianna's law'

A bill that would allow police to take DNA samples from people arrested on serious criminal charges won approval Friday from a Nevada Assembly committee.The measure - known as "Brianna's Law" - ...

High-speed chase ends near Fernley

High-speed chase ends near FernleyNevada Appeal Staff Report

Another month, another sales tax crash

Sales tax collections in the month of November crashed another 11% statewide, and were down 13.5% in Carson City.

Three from South Lake Tahoe arrested in Douglas County burglary

Three South Lake Tahoe residents were arrested Friday and stolen property was recovered after law officers found them attempting to burglarize a home at the Valley Crest Estates in the Indian Hills area of north Douglas County near Carson City, authorities said.

The Hundred Year War On The Economy

Sometimes it takes a while to get the big picture, to see things coming into focus. Now, I am not much for conspiracy theories, but if anything looks like it is being driven by design, this is one. The theories driving it were formulated many lifetimes ago. The people whose sick minds spawned them are long dead. For the life of me I do not understand how any egomaniac could possibly get his jollies from a trend he might have started but maybe not even his great-grandson might see coming to fruition. But there it is, a hundred year timeline on several fronts.

Destruction of money

Column: IRS telephone scammers target victims with threats

The IRS has warned repeatedly of a massive, sophisticated telephone scam. IRS warned of this scheme last October, then Feb. 27, 2014 and again March 20, 2014.

The scam is when victims are contacted by telephone and usually told they are entitled to big refunds or that they owe money that must be paid immediately to IRS.

Carson City sheriff's officers arrest trio in connection with attempted vehicle burglary

Three people were arrested Thursday in connection with an attempted burglary in the 2700 block of North Carson Street.

Two of those arrested were a married couple, Shawna Lia and Jeffrey K. Freeman, ages 36 and 38, respectively. Both face various felony and lesser charges. The third person, a 52-year-old Carson City man, was arrested for suspicion of gross misdemeanor conspiracy to burglarize and obstructing a police officer.

Stabbing leads to two treated after early morning Lake Tahoe New Year's party

Three men were treated for injuries with two hospitalized after a stabbing in the early morning hours following the New Year's celebration at Lake Tahoe in Stateline, a Douglas County Sheriff's Office sergeant reports.

Woman sentenced to prison in exploitation case

Liane Anderson, of Carson City, was sentenced on Tuesday to 40 to 102 months in prison following her conviction for felony Obtaining Money by False Pretenses and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card.

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